A wide-ranging exhibition of Hamilton historic watches, marketing materials, clocks and administrative records debuted Tuesday at Tourneau’s TimeMachine in New York City. The exhibit will remain on display for several weeks to help Hamilton celebrate its 120th Anniversary.
To help commemorate this milestone, Hamilton joined hands with the Pennsylvania-based National Watch & Clock Museum, one of the world’s largest museums devoted to the art, science and history of timepieces and timekeeping.
Hamilton enthusiasts can look back at the U.S.-bred company through the years, enabling them to browse an array of photos of the original Hamilton factory and past employees, in addition to several vintage timepieces, dozens of old advertisements, original company newsletters and video testimonials from former employees – all either from Hamilton’s archives or on loan from the NAWCC Museum. The museum’s outstanding and rich archive files also helped the brand create a virtual museum on the Hamilton website, which can be viewed at www.hamiltonwatch.com/museum.
Also on display just outside the store, in an atrium adjacent to Tourneau, is Hamilton’s VOTEC 221 Mock-Up Airplane, which was built using components certified for aircraft construction. The plane is a one-to-one replica of the plane Hamilton pilots fly.